Did you know that it’s National Anger Awareness Week? Oh, I’m very aware of my sewing anger – very! Here are some of the sewing details that light the touch paper of my fury.
Being soooooo close to finishing a make, but life getting in the way. (Did you see Handmade Jane’s Studio 54 gold top? That woman with a killer hair flick was born to boogie with Grace Jones.)
The bobbin of thread that runs out just as you’re centimetres away from the last stitch. Garghhhhhh! Can you see me turning green and hulk-like?
Reaching for a fresh needle, only to discover that… *headexplodes*
Going to dig out a well-loved pattern, and detecting that your storage system is letting you down – again!
Realizing you have enough zips to weave a nest for the Giant Zip Bird of Outer Zipparia, but you don’t have just the right zip for your current make, which means you are going to have to drag your behind to the shops again or wait for an Internet order delivery, which means your current make shall languish, and you’ll get distracted by chocolate and the sofa, and before you know it… What was I sewing again?
Other random anger-inducing details:
- Sodding winter light
- Sewing projects that shrink in the wash
- Sewing projects that bleed in the wash
- Irons that spit
- Overlockers with the temperament of an opera diva
- Anyone who asks you to sew something for them
But, let’s end on a happy note! Here’s some happy sewing from above-mentioned Handmade Jane who, years ago, made an Ella-themed felt bauble for my Christmas tree. There are good Sewists, bad Sewists, grumpy Sewists and saintly Sewists. Which one are you?